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Former US hikers imprisoned in Iran, from left, Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, talk with Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Freed U.S. hikers return home

"After 781 days of prison, Shane and I are now free men," a jubilant Joshua Fattal announced, hours after he and Shane Bauer landed at Kennedy International Airport. (AP)